History of Ecosse Films

Ecosse Films is a multi award-winning production company, specialising in high-quality drama for film and television, producing 16 films and over 300 hours of network television for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Showtime, Sky Atlantic, Starz Channel and WGBH.


Ecosse has achieved international success with several films; the hugely successful MRS BROWN starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly which won a Golden Globe, several BAFTAS and two Oscar nominations; BECOMING JANE starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy; BRIDESHEAD REVISITED starring Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon; and the global family hit THE WATER HORSE.


Other titles include the BAFTA nominated film NOWHERE BOY, a teenage biopic of John Lennon directed by Sam Taylor-Wood starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, action horror BLACK DEATH starring Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean; and Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel WUTHERING HEIGHTS.


Ecosse has produced numerous TV series including BBC1's acclaimed long-running drama MONARCH OF THE GLEN (72 hours), the BBC1 hit series MISTRESSES, which has been revamped and co-produced by Ecosse as a series for the American network ABC; and the six-part BBC miniseries THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER, looking at the infamous Profumo sex scandal which brought down the British Government.


For Sky Atlantic HD, Ecosse produced the thrilling drama series FLEMING, featuring Dominic Cooper as Bond creator Ian Fleming, For ITV, Ecosse produced THE GREAT FIRE written by political editor Tom Bradby. The scale and ambition of the drama was immense as the story followed the lives and loves of both historical and fictional characters where a fire famously destroyed much of London over four days in 1666.


Ecosse's most recent feature THE GREAT ESCAPER, starring double-Oscar winners Sir Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson, was the highest grossing UK indie release of 2023.


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